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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Emerging from springtime’s fertile ground, Cultivator celebrates the start of hop-growing season as sprawling fields of hop rhizomes climb and tether to hop bines. This spring bock delivers hints of toasted grains, fresh baked bread and delicate floral hops. #1 of 4 in our Hop Cycle seasonal series.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (3916) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 9/7/14

Aroma: The nose of this one is strong lemon with some doughy/bready malts
Appearance: It pours a murky orange color with a frothy beige head and plenty of lace
Flavor: The flavor falls along the same line, bready malt sweetness with lemon and hop flavor
Palate: The body is light-medium, with a strong carbonation, and a lightly dry, tingly finish
Overall Impression: Solid stuff. That’s the only real impression that this beer left on me. Beyond that, I find it really annoying when they have 10 1:00 games and only 2 4:00 games.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ROGUE (2099) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 28, 2014
On tap @ SL Liquors. Pours a crystal clear deep golden color with a one finger dense off white head. The aroma is of gentle floral hops, light pine, and a heap of bready malt. Tastes of sweet malts, crisp hop bitterness, light caramel, and biscuit, that is sweet & dry on the finish. Light bodied and crisp with mild carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (4887) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Bottled 013114 (is that right?). Nose is sweet and citric with sunny malt, overall very bright, with very light swashes of grain and candy sugar. Clear orange body with slow, light carbonation and a dense, sudsy off-white head. Taste of sunny malt with muscat and white grape, super soft light (but not watery) body, lacks lager crispness but has that little snap, that thinness that quickly pulls things into focus. Roughness form the graininess at the back but there are hints at much deeper, not fully explored malt complexity that compensate. Clean, faint spice and floral undertones. Alcohol pushes around the edges but it held off. Really easy-drinking, a nice little local find.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2602) - Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2014
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 2/6/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear deep gold color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, toast, biscuit, honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of pale malt, earthy hop, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, toast, biscuit, honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, toast, biscuit, honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice balance and robustness of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean flavor profile as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Helles bock! All around great balance and robustness of pale malt, earthy hop, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth, clean, and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MaBeer1972 (1307) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Single bottle from W&M Mansfield. Pours out a slightly hazy medium golden color. Thin lacy white head. Honey-sweet aromas and flavors that are somewhat balanced. Some fruitiness. Clean finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3161) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Pours a light gold color with a small white head. Light floral and cookie dough nose. There is a nice round maltiness up front with a little floral bitterness on the back end and a dry, clean finish. Simple and clean, just like it should be.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jojojam (65) - Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Pours a clear copper one finger white head. Decent lacing and head hangs around. Lots of malt on the nose. Very clean taste. Dry finish. Well done! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (1426) - - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle. Clear gold with a medium white head. Aroma is floral, uncooked dough and sweet malt. Taste follows pretty closely but finishes with a sweet apple note. Nice crisp mouthfeel. Tasty.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sturmthis (434) - Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2014
12oz bottle. Golden color with almost no head. Malty aroma. Malty sweetness is the overwhelming flavor. Decent beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ads135 (2955) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 7, 2014
This is a decent bock, though the hops dominate more than the sweetness you’d expect. Tried at the Federal House with Jess in 2014.


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